Your teenage years are the most critical time for the development of your spine, especially since this area is very vulnerable at this age. Any excess pressure you place on your back, if you have a bed fall or if you might have adapted the wrong posture, can affect your back later on when you’re older. Protecting the spine is extremely important since our spine is responsible for our entire nervous system we shold therefore provide it with the right support, especially during sleep.

This is because when you sleep, your growth hormone production is at its peak in the brain. The better and more continuous your sleep is, the more successful your growth and development will be. So how do you make sure you get a great night’s sleep? First of all, don’t party all night as much and try to get some sleep once in a while. But most important – make sure the mattress you sleep on gives you the support you need.

How do you choose such a mattress? That’s a good question.

And here’s the answer.

About 50% of your body weight is located in the central third of your body. Lying on a mattress with no extra support in this area can lead to the “hammock effect”. This specific body position creates a hammock – like shape to the body, which in turn can result in uneven pressure on the vertebrates, the muscles and even the nerve endings that come out from in between the vertebrates. Sounds unpleasant? It’s even more unpleasant when you start having back and neck pain, headaches, your spine can eventually get seriously damaged and start to give you problems. It is recommended that you sleep on a mattress that is not too soft and has a sturdy support in the area of the central third of your body. Equal support to all your body parts will protect and keep the spine in its natural position and prevent any excess pressure on the vertebrates.

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